If one day you had the crazy idea to grab a shovel and dig up your backyard in hopes of turning it into a dirt jumping course, how long would it take? In the case of Dustin Gilding, the answer is seven years.
As you can see in the video, seven years of work in his family's backyard has paid off. Starting with some early lines tailored to his big bike, Dustin shifted his focus to putting together a continuously expanding and evolving set of dirt jumps to progress his riding ability. His reputation as a trail builder grew with the course. 2013's Red Bull Joyride event was widely commended for having the best slopestyle course in the internationally-acclaimed event's 10-year history, and Dustin was one of the hard-working components that helped make the course a reality.
Take a Spin on Dustin Gilding's Seven-Year MTB Dirt Jumping Course | Over the Edge, Ep. 6
Over the Edge encompasses a six-month journey exploring the progressive freeride mountain bike scene that British Columbia has become world-famous for. From forests to deserts, Summer to Winter, this series will profile some of the top athletes pushing the sport in the Pacific Northwest. High speeds, big airs and probably some stupid laughs, Absolute Zero Cinema aims to bring their cinematic story-telling to Epic TV for a visually stunning look into this off-and-on the beaten path sport.
If there’s one thing we love almost as much as charging around the great outdoors, it’s geeking out over the gear that gets us there. Get the lowdown on all the climbing gear you need, from the guys at EpicTV who put them to the test in...
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